Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

At a time when scrutiny of the actions of government has come increasingly to the fore, the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, The Liaison Committee: taking evidence...

Opening Up Parliamentary Leadership and Governance: An Agenda-Setting Workshop hosted by ParliLinc

Thursday 21 May 2020 University of Lincoln The PSA Parliaments and PSA Leadership Specialist Groups invite participants to contribute to a one-day workshop, hosted by the newly-established Lincoln...

New PhD studentship with ParliLinc – legislative leadership and governance

Governance of Parliamentary Institutions: Structures, Processes, and Leadership PhD GTA Funded Studentship Reference Number: COSS2019-1 Project Leads: Dr Mark Bennister, Dr Samantha Shave, Professor Matthew Hall Overview The School...

Running parliamentary institutions: dilemmas of leadership, governance and identity

Mark Bennister, Ben Yong and Diana Stirbu discuss the lack of a shared parliamentary identity in Westminster, considering the implications for institutional governance and reform.  “I’ve been very...

Nick Cowen discusses a House of Commons Library POSTNote on Non-custodial Sentences

Nick Cowen, a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln, discusses a House of Commons Library POSTNote on Non-custodial Sentences which suggests that community sentences are more...

Blog on committee witness diversity in the House of Commons

The LSE British Politics and Policy blog has published a piece by Hugh Bochel on gender diversity of committee witnesses in the House of Commons.  

Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee considers witness figures

At its meeting on 7 November, the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee considered figures on witnesses to the Parliament’s committees during the 2018-19 year. The figures...

New funded PhD studentship on legislative leadership and governance

A funded PhD studentship in the area of Legislative Leadership and Governance is available at the University of Lincoln. The successful candidate will work with staff in the...

Sam Shave presents paper on the rural poor and the old poor laws

In September 2019, Sam Shave presented a paper at the biennial interdisciplinary European Rural History conference in Paris, ‘”Deaf to the voice of humanity”: Scandal and the suffering of...

Ben Kisby’s new book on character education published

A new book written by Ben Kisby and Lee Jerome that looks at the rise of character education in Britain has been published as part of the Palgrave...